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him. president obama and vice president obama to rally support for gun control support. the president attended a conference at the westin. biden was joined by lawmakers and celebrities such as actress amanda peetee and singer tony bennett. >> assault weapons were invented for war. it should not be on our streets. >> the president will return to the white house just before 1:00 this afternoon. president obama will address the issue of gun control during his state of the union address next tuesday. secretary of state john kerry will officially be sworn in this afternoon. vice-president joe biden will leave the ceremony at the state department at 4:00. kerrey has spent a few days on the job, taking the reins from hillary clinton. he will be welcomed on the post monday. he spent the weekend on the phone with world leaders getting ready for his job. as he moves in, president obama is moving a special member of his team the one responsible for this message -- >> the will and the determination of the american people change this country. >> president obamas's speech writer is stepping down. h
. >>> president obama takes his gun control message to the twin cities today. >>> plus, the 5-year-old hostage in alabama inters its seventh day. >>> and rumors of muhammad ali's demise, all premature? we'll explain. >>> very good morning. >>> we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california, a tour bus collided with two other vehicles killing at least eight people, injuring dozens more. authorities said that the driver reported having brake problems as the bus came down the mountains. it rear-ended a car before h hitting a tractor trailer. >> it started to move so fast and people started screaming. >> two to three minutes swerving in and out. >> everybody was scared. everybody was screaming. >> the bus was reported returning from a ski trip. >>> president obama pushing for broader gun control messages. tracy potts is in washington this morning, plus this new photo of the president raising some eyebrows. >> reporter: we'll show you that in a just moment. the president today first headed to minneapolis, no mistake that city was chosen, the white house said they were worked very hard th
not been released. >>> president obama is expected to push for stricter laws on guns. fearful of looming gun control measures thousands today packed a gun show. joins us live to tell us some of the trends at this event. ali. >> organizers say attendance was doubled what it was last year with 4000 people coming through the front entrance and it was items like this, all types of ammunition. >> would you like to sign up for the nra. >> told us they signed up about 200 new members this weekend as people walked into the code of the west gun show. they attribute to the debate on gun control. >> the obama administration and they are pushing for gun laws and then the california state legislature has a massive amount of gun laws. >> tom coal today said an outright ban on assault weapons isn't likely to pass the senate. >> i don't think they are. >> but some gun owners worry about changes at the state level. last week california democrats unveiled gun control bills. gun owners say that idea is driving up prices. >> 500 rounds, right? >> and how much did this cost you? >> $500. >> is that more expe
sides of the beyoncÉ issue. not since michelle obama's bangs has there been -- >> stephanie: what is it? >> i think he liked it. i had some problems with it. we'll have to talk about it. >> stephanie: you'll join us after the -- do the news. call us! >> call us! >> good morning everybody. president obama heading to minneapolis today where he's going to meet with local law enforcement officials and leaders to discuss his gun safety proposals and also talk about the measures that cities have already taken to curb gun violence. afterwards, he will give public remarks where he may discuss the latest tragedy the shooting death of chris kyle. a former member of a seal team three, also known as american's deadlyist sniper. kyle volunteered his time helping veterans deal with post-traumatic stress. police arrested 25-year-old eddie ray ralph a many rear -- a marine forallegedly shooting a neighbor at a gun range. they suspect ralph was suffering from some sort of mental illness. >>> approving mental health -- improving meant ath health services is one aspect of gun safety on the table. another
president obama wants to head the cia. john brennan was pressed hard on the use of drones and enhanced interrogation techniques by members of the senate intelligence committee. government memos leaked earlier this week showed drones had been cleared for use against u.s. citizens suspected of working as terrorists. nbc's tracie potts is live with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. brennaned defended and strongly defended the use of drones but distanced himself from how the bush administration questioned terror suspects. >> truth, the full truth and nothing but the truth. >> reporter: it looks like john brennan is gaining the support of several lawmakers, after defending drone attacks on terror suspects and even americans. at least three killed so far. >> any american who did that should know well that they in fact are part of an enemy against us and that the united states will do everything possible to destroy that enemy to save american lives. >> reporter: drones are used against imminent threats, he said, not as payback. but some are still concerned if it's le
this project was being planned well, that the initial funds that were granted to us by president obama and with the great work of our congressional delegates and speaker pelosi and senator feinstein we would make sure to use it in the right way and creating the jobs and the investment that people wanted to see. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood. please share this announcement. >> hello san francisco. i am delighted to be here to celebrate with all of you three very important champions for this project. senator feinstein who doesn't often call me, but when she does i pay attention, and four years ago when i went to see her about a number of issues this project was number one on her list. we need to get it done. we need to get a full funding grant agreement. she has been a champion for this project from the beginning going back -- i am sure she will tell you, i don't know how far. speaker pelosi, a champion for this project. [applause] speaker pelosi doesn't call me very often, but when she does it's always important. four years ago when i took this job i went to see the s
the american people. >> reporter: the drone program puts president obama in an awkward position as a senator and presidential candidate, he criticized the bush administration anti-terrorism policy of enhanced interrogation or torture of suspects. >> this administration acts like violating civil libertyies is the way to enhance our security. it is not. there are no shortcuts to protecting america. >> reporter: now the obama administration is also under fire for what critics believe is acting outside the law. >> we have a president who is doing something that even president bush didn't do which is to order the killing of a united states citizen without clear evidence of an immediate attack. >> reporter: a lot of pressure from democrats as well as republicans to release these documents and today's release seems time to avoid embarrassment for brennan's nomination nomination. his hearing begins shortly before noon. in written responses to senate questions he says the administration is constantly refining the standards from the drone strikes. norah, charlie? >> bill plante
world and the real-estate world. people are still walking away from loans. mr. obama who you had on a moment ago, he gave cover for the gaping holes in the banking system. every 40 or 50 years, real- estate does this. it creates problems and is a drag. i hope that somehow we are able to get through this. thankfully, the best technological invention ever made is the mute button. you use it when the president comes on tv. it is so nice. host: a couple of stories from "arizona republic." talking about remaining allusive, according to the headline, "the president's allies in the peace process gained traction." host: this follows up in today's "the washington post," in the world section. "without some kind of initiative under way, the administration fears that the united states will be accused of abandoning the region." host: patricia, st. paul, the soda. -- minnesota. you are on. caller: on for what? host: your retirement plans and if they have been delayed by the financial crisis. caller: financial plans, depending on yourself, have a lot to do with whether you can retire or not. so
tomorrow when senate confirmation hearings begin for john brennan, president obama's nominee to head the cia. >>> a powerful earthquake that hit the south pacific. it struck near the solomon islands and generated a tsunami wave over three feet high and reports are saying that at least five people were killed. people were evacuated in fiji. warnings that have been issued have been canceled. some homes were seriously damaged by the waves there. >>> as a young victim of the alabama standoff celebrates his 6th birthday today. this as investigators continue to comb the underground fortress and property of his captor. >> reporter: the fbi released these photos of the suspect's property, along with more detailed information about the rescue of 5-year-old ethan. nbc news has learned as a result of ongoing negotiations, the kidnapper, jimmy lee dykes. was expecting a delivery of additional comfort items. four members of the hostage team approached the bunker and opened the hatch dropping in a flash bang device to distract dykes. he was disoriented but managed to fire one shot. the hostage tea
the body was found. >> happening right now president obama is attending the national rare breakfast in washington dc, this morning. the president and first lady arrived an hour ago. here is a live look at what is going on right now. president obama is at the podium. let's listen. >> a journey to our capitol michelle and i are honored to be here. i hope people don't mind me taking a moment of personal privilege, i want to say a quick word about a close friend of mine and yours. >> this is the 61st annual gathering of religious community and political leaders sponsored by the evangelical fellowship foundation and held at the hilton international hotel providing a venue for the president to deliver the first major remarks for america's faith community since announcing his support for gay marriage last year. >> also new this morning, boeing is revealing more of the plans to compensate airlines affected by the grounding of the dream liner jet. an executive told reporters this morning in india compensation talks will not be
said when president barack obama goes in the spring, he will bring an urgent peace making agenda. president barack obama has been criticized for not visiting israel during his first term but he did visit while he was running for president in 2008. president barack obama wills pay a visit to the west bank and to jordan. >>> and they have killed and captured antolin garcia-torres. he is expected to go on trial because of the disappearance of sierra lemar. he also attempted to kidnap three went from grocery stores back in 2009. >>> time now 5:06, the rebound in technology in silicone valley, there were 42,000 new jobs created in santa clara as well as fremont and union city. san francisco created 18,000 jobs >> all right, pam, time now 5:06 this gets everybody moving. if you have to drive on the east shore, how is it looking out there? >> we are off to a good start, 80 westbound is looking good as you drive out to the mcarthur maze area and to the bay bridge toll plaza, there is not a lot going on, this is a look at westbound bay bridge and i think we are off to a nice start. if you
to a somber occasion in chicago. we are awaiting for michelle obama. the church is filled to capacity. funeral is for a 15-year-old girl. she was an innocent victim of a gang shooting in chicago and she had just performed with her high school marching band at the presidential inauguration. michelle obama attending this funeral and governor pat quinn and mayor rahm emanuel. the family says it will not be about politics but it has struck a chord with the first family and obama administration. a lot of focus on gun violence and reducing gun violence. president obama has made it a priority. joe biden out to bring back proposals in the last few weex, all of this since the december 14th mass murder in newtown, connecticut. the girl was killed in hyde park neighborhood which is obama's home. it's drawing more attention to gun violence. we're awaiting for michelle obama to arrive at the chicago church. we'll bring you updates as it develops this morning. >>> if you plan to send flowers to a local florist this valentine's day. some companies that appear to be local are actually from out of the area, so
starts at 10:00 a.m. at city hall. >> president obama's nominee for c.i.a. director, john brennan, will be in the spotlight on capitol hill today. he is expected to come underfire at the confirmation hearing for supporting the c.i.a.'s controversial drone program and the bushel enhanced entering tactics. we go to washington, dc, with the latest. >> good morning, kristen. today we get a rare public look into the u.s. secret drone program that president obama has used more than president bush that has come under heavy criticism. >> president obama's pick for c.i.a. director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at the confirmation hearing this afternoon, democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the point person on drones, who signs off on the "kill" list. >> i suggest that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists be ethical and just. >> the use of drones has grown 700 percent under the obama administration. we learned yesterday that america has a secret base
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payback. you downgrade us in 2011. it was bad news for america and the obama administration. now we are going to sue you. this lawsuit implies that all of the blame for the crash should go to wall street, whether it's bankers, brokers, insurance companies, you are to blame, not any blame attaching to politicians. gregg: these credit-backed securities and all kinds of investments that were bundled together, they were hard to discern. that will be s & p's defense. we didn't know and neither did anyone else. martha: we are learning the tour bus involved in that horrific accident over the weekend had a history of maintenance problems. according to federal records the bus failed multiple inspects. as recently as october this bus was slapped with 8 violations. a horrific scene that napped this accident. 7 people were killed, dozens injured. >> reporter: people were screaming as the bus driver lost control saying i'm going to have to crash, i'm going to have to crash. martha: the exact cause of the crash is underway but the they e look at brake failure. gregg: boeing is asking permission t
headlines and with president obama is doing. and monitoring the situation at s f o. in terms of travel to the northeast and the blizzard conditions we will be right back. . >> san francisco mayor ed lee and democratic state leaders have introduced a set of bills aimed at gun control. the bills propose closing loopholes in existing gun laws. also, banning the distribution of firearms and ammunition from dangerous people, and strengthening education about safe gun ownership. another bill would require guns to be properly locked present. the move follows president obama's call on congress to pass measures to reduce gun violence including conducting universal background checks. senators seek deal on gun- a small, bipartisan group of senators is quietly trying to reach a compromise on expanding the requirement for background checks to purchases. a deal could give political momentum to one of the key elements of president barack obama's the private talks involve liberal sen. chuck schumer of new york, who is the no. 3 senate democratic leader, and west virginia sen. joe manchin, a national r
in the afternoon. >> president obama is nominee for cia director, john brennan faced tough questions and his confirmation hearing about u.s. covert activities. prosecutors actually interrupted the hearing at one point. brennan said that at the obama administration has never killed terror suspects when officials have the opportunity to capture them instead. he spoke about the administration's future use of drums. >> the president has insisted that any action we take be legally grounded, the early anchored and intelligence, will have the appropriate review process before any action is contemplated including actions that may involve the use of lethal force. president obama released >> president obama release the administration's classified legal justification for the drought policy to the senate intelligence committee before brent terry. >> boeing is starting to test flights soon of its 787 dream liner. the company says this will allow it to look at the in-flight performance of the airplanes batteries. the faa grounded the dreamliner fleet last month because of issues with its lithium ion batte
obama is picking second class people. we'll be right back with the story of dick cheney. >>> also the white party. how did the gop become the home office for conservative whites? a fascinating new story in "the new republic" argues the cause is not overt racism but is based on the pre-civil war southern interpretation of the constitution shared by modern day republicans, you know, secession, nullification. >>> plus, the man who shot osama bin laden, we don't know his name yet and have never seen his face yet, but the member of the s.e.a.l. team who pulled the trigger three times has told his story to "esquire." we've got the author here tonight, phil bronstein. >>> let me finish with some thoughts on the stripe of republican dick cheney leads. the kind that would believe in him. this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm.
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rock and tony bennett and other hollywood stars are in washington, dc, supporting president obama's gun control package. that includes a ban on assault weapons. also, universal background checks. >> the president and the first lady are like the mom and the dad of the country. when your dad says something, you listen. >> i just believe that assault weapons were invented for war. they should not be on our streets here. >> bennett is still shaken by the connecticut school shooting that killed 20 children and six teachers and school officials. >> the boy scouts are america are not ready to accept gay members postponing a vote on ending the long time policy. now with that story. >> potentially historic change for the boy scouts may not happen for months with a delay for a decision until may to overturn the ban on gay court members. >> we are trying to do whatever we do with the young people that we serve in mind. >> over the weekend, boy scouts and former scout leaders delivered a petition with 1.4 million signatures to the organization's texas headquarters urging an end to the policy. a wom
, shadow of once was. under president obama, the program has used to take out more than 400 targets in pakistan and the middle east. we'll continue to watch that. >>> potential cuts to the defense department budget are causing changes in the military operation. the pentagon says it will reduce the naval presence sense in the persian gulf. the uss harry trumman to head to the gulf has been canceled. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the automatic cuts, pentagon workers could face additional cuts. >>> vice president joe biden choked up after speaking about the recent tragedy at sandy hook. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurrences, that doesn't mean we can't do something to god forbid if it happens again, diminish the carnage. it matters. it matters. >> biden may have been made an emotional appeal to house democrats last night, urging them to support the oh bam in administration's gun control agenda as the vice president recounted specific examples of 1600 gun related deaths that december day to remind his audience as their obligation as lawmake
president obama attended the all national prayer breakfast in washington, d.c. the event featured a performance by italian singer bocelli. [ singing ] >> first lady michelle obama and vice-president joe biden joined the president at the event. during a lighter moment the president told the crowd he wished the good feelings at the gathering had a longer shelf life. >> but i do worry sometimes that as soon as we leave the prayer breakfast everything we have been talking about the whole time at the prayer breakfast seems to be forgotten. on the same day of the prayer breakfast. >> president obama then went to virginia to speak to house democrats at their annual retreat. >>> after that retreat those house democrats are expected to unveil their proposal for curbing gun violence, similar to the one proposed by the president. it includes a ban on assault weapons, and high-capacity magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammo, background checks for all gun sales and measures to prohibit gun trafficking. >>> secretary of defense leon panetta this morning went before the senate armedded servi
for president obama, a dignified elderly 92 year old woman named bernice opened the door in my get out the vote identification, identified her supporting equality. and she looked at me and she looked at my official obama pen that said lgbt for obama and she looked at me with tears in her eyes and she said, our time has really come, hasn't it? we both cried. that moment with bernice takes some of the pain of this day away. on this day i always feel a heightened affinity with my uncle for this was that night 34 years ago that i had to first reflect on my own conversations with harvey. anyone who has had conversations with harvey will know, you cannot get away easy. and he didn't let me as a teenager get away easy either. i had to reflect about the meaning of those conversations. it was a day that i had to look hard at what his love and guidance would mean to me that that was gone, that i could only think of the words and the conversations that we had. my uncle was moved by all extraordinary heroes of authenticity that he would see, particularly when it wasn't pretty or easy for them. that is in m
administration by the department of transportation in 2009 by president barack obama. he has over see the disbursement throughout the country through the american reinvestment act and has done so meeting every milestone established by that act. getting money into hands of transit operators whose budgets were severely strained by the worse economic downturn since our great depression. please welcome fta administrator peter rogof. [applause] >> well thank you mayor lee and let me just say as the federal transit administrator it's great to be in a federal transit city. as many people know a rail connection was promised to the people of union square and chinatown going on two decades. they made that promise because this quarter is the most densely populated quarter in the entire western united states that doesn't have an adequate rail connection and that promise was made because we have the opportunity here to cut the commute for tens of thousands of people everyday in half by this investment. the vast majority of the people don't own a car. they depend on transit. well today through p
honoring her memory. first lady michelle obama. and -- a condor tries to escape from its handler during the national anthem at a hockey game. plus -- china celebrating a start to their lunar new year calendar. the traditional way. with fireworks! >> some incredible video of fireworks lighting up the night sky in beijing. as people in china celebrated the first few hours of the chinese new year saturday night. the fireworks were set off at midnight on the first day of the month in china's lunar calendar. it's a tradition they've been following for centuries. the media in china says tens of thousands of firefighters and police officers were on standby -- in case of any fires and emergencies. >> and take a look at this! -- during the national anthem at a bakersfield condors hockey game on friday the teams mascot got free from its handler and escaped across the ice. the handler managed to chase it down. but took a hard spill on the ice. allowing the condor to get loose again. the large bird then hops across the ice and leaps onto the bakersfield bench sending some players and their coach aw
hadiya pendleton's funeral saturday. first lady michelle obama was among the attendees. hadiya was gunned down back in january. just days after performing at the presidential inauguration. police say the gunman mistaken someone in the group pendleton was standing with. as a member of a rival gang. on tuesday president barack obama will deliver the first state of the union address former obama campaign manager stephanie cutter said it will be the perfect chance to lay out his priorities and influence millions of television viewers. >> "they will be very familiar themes. the economy will be central to this speech and so that everybody can participate, a fair shot, pay your fair share. but other things that he does lay out. he'll lay out the looming deadline on this sequester, the tough choices that we have to make around it and the consequences if we let the sequester go into effect. and, you know, cuts to some pretty critical programs. so i think the state of the union is always an important moment in a presidency. this is another chance to make the case, not to the people sitting in the r
. at the same time they asked people to turn in violent video games. and now president obama's gun control prom includes fur studying games. does it look? >>> we are looking at 80 eastbound. you may be going the other way. in which case it's also doing well for you. the morning commute looks good if you are drying down -- driving down to the bay bridge toll plaza. no major problems. no road work on the bridge. and the traffic is moving well. and this morning's commute on southbound 101 as you drive the bay shore freeway that looks good down to san jose. if you are driving to the south bay from let's say hayward it's not a bad drive. we are off to a very good start between hayward and fremont. now let's go to steve. steve, you notice our clock is a little easier to see now. >> what clock? right there. thank you. >>> we do have clear skies. our looking ten, 15 days it looks really quiet. this week will be sunny and warmer. we get the offshore breeze. as you know that is a pretty mild pattern for us. doesn't matter what time of year it is. still cold lows. temperatures 30 inland. closer to the coa
details of the raid or how dikes died. marly hall, alabama. >>> president obama took his campaign to curb gun violence on the road today. his push on a new ban of assault weapons is meeting a lot of resistance. the president asked the public to help and pressuring congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it is time to do something. we can make a difference. that's our responsibility as americans. >> the white house just released this photo of the president wax up his recent statement that he is familiar with fire arms and not an enny of the second amendment. >>> legalizing pot. democratic lawmakers from oregon and colorado could introduce the first two propoles as early as tomorrow. one could require growers to get federal permits. tore would create a federal marijuana tax. >>> an official clock now counting down to the opening of the new bay bridge. we will show you the big moment life on the new deck and hear what it means to governor. >>> exactly how fast did he pal? fall? new information about the death- defying lea
secretary leon panetta revealed president obama was the one who blocked the plan to arm rebel fighters in syria. the plan was directed by david petraeus and backed by pentagon leaders and secretary of state hillary clinton. the white house had doubts which rebels could be trusted with the arms. those details came to light during a senate hearing on libya and republicans had some tough questions for panetta, who revealed he and president obama spoke once during the eight-hour benghazi attack that left four americans dead and explained why the pentagon didn't send any war planes. >> reporter: the reason planes were not launched the attack came in two waves in two different locations and after the first wave ended after about an hour and a half they all thought it was over plus he said there wasn't enough actionable intelligence on the ground to act. >> you can't just willy-nilly send f-16s there and blow the hell out of a place without knowing what's taking place. >> reporter: under questioning by republicans secretary panetta and the joint chiefs of staff martin dem
and one heck of a game, all straight ahead. >>> plus, president obama takes his gun control message as mountain michael bloomberg sticks to the nra with a powerful ad. >>> plus, the 5-year-old hostage held hostage in alabama heads into the fifth day. >>> leon panetta talks about life and death decisions and says rumor of a death are just life and death decisions and says rumor of a death are just that. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good monday morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california. a bus carrying a tour group from tijuana collided with mountains killing eight and injurings more. authorities say the driver reported brake problems as the bus came down the mountain. it rear ended a car before flipping and hitting a pickup truck that was hauling a trailer. passengers described the scene. >> starts to move so fast, and the people start screaming. >> two or three minutes swerving in and out? >> yeah. >> everybody was scared. everybody was screaming. >> the bus was reportedly returning from a ski outing t
year our adults will receive health care thanks to president obama and nancycy pelosi. we have a long-standing healthy program and the new international law will extend the program to 3 b thousand san franciscans. and just as we must keep getting health care and pension reform define we must address the challenge of the unfunded liability area. we're beginning to make progress but we must development a more responsible approach to providing health care to our retired city employees >> and know that together our partners in labor will address this the san francisco way to son sense once in a while. and finally, we must rebuilt our st. louis hospital in the mission. they're the priors of critical health deliver as well as major employers. members of the board have taken a strong leadership role working with my office to bring a proposal back to the community that delivers jobs and most importantly critical health care for our city were we're going to get it done. and that brings me arrest warrant why we're here today. a college track and education. i hear from businesses that they're n
. kyla campbell has more. >> reporter: president obama said he would take several trips across the cut. >> the first is in minnesota where officials have taken some steps to curb gun violence. but police and city leaders say there's only so much they can do. they are asking obama and lawmakers on capitol hill to do more by creating and enforcing tougher federal gun laws. the white house prices minnesota's moves to keep the guns out of the wrong hands. the state approved the system -- updated the list for background checks. president obama is pushing for universal background checks, a ban on military style assault weapons and a limit on how many rounds gun magazines can hold. obama is getting some support on capitol hill. why it might not be enough. why him going after public support is not the right move when i see you next. >>> well, roll does know how to shoot a gun. over the weekend, the white house released the photograph. as the gun control debate heats up, the president was asked if he had ever shot a gun and this photo shows, yes, he has. >>> a nonprofit group is sponsoring a gu
of the storm, a dumped four to 5 in. of snow an hour. >> president obama declared a state of emergency in connecticut yesterday. the emergence of a declaration will provide federal aid to the state and local response efforts. >> connecticut's governor is lifted a travel ban on state roads and has urged residents to stay off of them if possible. >> meanwhile in new york snow plows were busy along the long island expressway. expressway was closed in both directions yesterday until 5:00 as crews continued to dig. a hundredth of course that stuck on expressway during the height of the blizzard on friday. >> new york gov. andrew cuomo said in a neighboring states were hit worst by the blizzard. he is deploying utility workers and snowplows to help new england bounceback from the snow storm. >> in southern california watch in the latest for the man cut for christopherc d dorner , the former laws angeles police officer suspect in three killings was the subject of a manhunt in southern california. >> swat teams are looking through the snow-covered mountains in big bear were the 33 year-old fug
. as president obama hits the road to sell his plan to curb gun crimes. but first, the new information about the victims of a deadly tour bus crash in southern california. as government crash in southern california. as government records reveal a series i'm lom renzo.nz i woi rk for 47 differffent companies. well, te, chnically i workwo for one. that catompanypa, the united ss postalst service®, works rkfor thr ousands of home ombusinesses. becauscae at uatsps.com®, you cau n pay,pa print and haver packagesag picked up for free. i cai n even drop off free box. i wei ar a lot of hats. well, te, chnically i wear on. the thu.s. postal service®, no businusess too small. >> developing tonight. mexico's attorney general is saying, the explosion that killed more than 3- dozen people at the headquarters of the country's state-run oil company. was caused by natural gas. investigators say, gas built up in the basement of the pemex building. and was likely sparked by an electrical fault. 37- people were killed, and dozens more were hurt in the explosion. which collapsed several floors of the buildin
his case could mean for our labor laws. it's up "happening now." jon: president obama's choice to lead the ci elt a preparing for questions on capitol hill. i'm jon scott. >> position for top spy. jon: yes. jenna: how would you like that on a business card, jon scott, top spy. jon: it would be great only if i could do the job. jenna: we'll see if john brennan gets approved. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. the cia nominee will have to appear before the senate intelligence committee in a few hours. as lawmakers on the panel are received classified information about how the obama administration is justifying drone strikes own american terrorists overseas. brennan helped manage the drone program. he is likely going to be challenged on it today. lawmakers also expected to ask him about waterboarding and for what he knew about some high-profile national security leaks. a lot of big topics. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live from capitol hill with more. within those hallways, mike, what are you hearing about? what will really be the focus of this hearing? >> reporter: jenna,
china take rang in the lunar new year. . >>> first lady michelle obama joined family and friends in chicago today at a funeral for slain 15-year-old hadia pendleton. she was shot back on january 29th, not far from the obama's chicago home. and just days after performing with her school band at the presidential inauguration. now, police have not released an official motive yet, but they believe gang members may have mistaken pendleton and her friends for a rival gang. in addition to mrs. obama, several other dignitaries attended, including illinois governor pat quinn, chicago mayor rahm emanuel, reverend jesse jackson and education secretary arne duncan. >>> president obama used his weekly address today to press congress to prevent a series of automatic spending cuts from taking place on march 1st. the president says the cuts would strike a blow to the economy at a critical time. >> at a time when economists and business leaders from across the spectrum have said our economy is poised for progress, we shouldn't allow self-inflicted wounds to put that progress in jeopardy. >> congr
for his state of the union address next week, the topic mrs. obama is expected to focus on. >>> without here, i don't know what we are going to do. >> east bay students bond together for an emotional show and how students used the power silence to honor a teacher in fight of her life. >>> a castro valley high school teacher has been out for most of the year battling cancer. returned to school tonight for a special fundraiser. as ktvu's jade hernandez reports there were some powerful words even though they couldn't be heard. >> reporter: silent says a lot about students who prepared for tonight's performance owithout their teacher. they are the reason she says the sign language program was grown at castro valley high. >> without her, i don't know what we would do. >> reporter: they had to try anyway for this performances especially with monies raised going to their program. >> i know that they would never give up. >> reporter: and if anyone is teaching these kinds about kids about fighting it's julia. >> plast year's show i passed out in the parking lot and they called an ambulance a
. rick: the national prayer breakfast. president obama showing up and beginning his remarks. we'll continue to stream this on foxnews.com for those of you who would like to listen to the president's remarks at the national prayer breakfast. leon panetta on the hot seat on the subject of benghazi. the chief is expected to testify about the pentagon's response to the attack on ought consulate. he said the u.s. didn't have enough time to respond. he says it's not like you can pick up the phone and call 911. mike emanuel is on the hill. set the stage for us on this hearing. >> reporter: it's designed to address the concerns of south carolina senator lindsey graham who threatened to hold up the confirmation for chuck hagel, his successor. so what did the president know about the benghazi attack september 11, when did he know about it and what did he do about it? sources i talked to say panetta and others are carrying out the orders of the commander-in-chief. so what were they and how were they handled. expect fireworks. rick: later on this afternoon the president's nominee the head o
michelle obama was among the people for their to pay respects. >> hadiya was gunned down in january just days after performing a presidential inauguration. >> police saidaken someone in te group pelton was standing with as a member of a rival gang. >> president obama is preparing to give the first step of the union address of the second term tomorrow. athena jones has a preview of what we can expect. >> the moment where he gets and on into erupted on challenged opportunity to talk to the country and define his agenda and what he thinks the debate in washington should be that is one of the most important powers the president has. >> president obama dave democrats a preview of what he would say. >> i will be talking about making sure we are focused on job creation here in the united states of america. it means we are focused on education and that every young person is equipped with the skills they need to compete peak in the 21st century. >> the white house says the speech will serve as a book in the to the inaugural address. >> we could see new policy that deal with issues like clean ener
like a reelected president -- barack obama, bill clinton -- that means continuity rather than change. but as far as speaking itself, i enjoy it. i enjoy the challenge. you are walking into a room full of strangers. you have never met them, they have never laid eyes on you, they may have seen you on television in passing or whatever -- within an hour, they walk out with some sense of you. 45 minutes to make them think, make them laugh. that is the highest praise you can get, is somebody coming up and saying, you made me think and made me laugh. that is high praise for me as a speaker. >> let's lay down the basics for mark shields -- born where? >> massachusetts, may 25, 1930 seven. >> parents did what? >> my dad was a paper salesman, involved in the town, government and politics. my mother had been a schoolteacher but at that time when schoolteachers married they could no longer -- they were stained women or something of the sort, because they no longer could teach in the public schools of massachusetts as a married woman. so she was a mother and homemaker. >> how many brothers and si
. they took him into custody. >>> the president sat down with scott kelley before the super bowl today. obama applauded the steps the nfl is taking to make the game safer. >> i feel differently about the nfl. these are grown men. they're well compensated. they know the risks that are involved. but as we start thinking about, you know, the pipeline. pop warner, high school, college, i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer and that means that the game's probably going to evolve a little bit. >> he discussed a number of issues today and also spoke about the boy scouts and that he believes they should allow gays to be members. he said the scouts promote young people, giving them lifelong leadership training and opportunities and that everyone who wants to should have the opportunity to be a part of that organization. >>> officials at the boy scouts announced last week they are considering changing their long-standing ban on gays to a policy to let troops make their own decisions on the issue. gay rights activists praised last week's announcement while some c
president is getting a new oval. according to politico, president obama will relocate into an exact replica of the famous office just steps away from his current one in the ice en hour executive office building sometime this summer because the general services administration is starting a massive two-year renovation of the entire west wing. obama will be displaced out of his. it looks like they will be start the in august. it's not the first time it's happened. hurriedly bert hoover worked across the street from the white house during major repairs back in 1929. well, yeah of course i remember that. no. are you sure? i mean the one who lives across the street for years while they re-did the entire white house was terri truman. >> yes. >> lived in blair house. >> he didn't live across. they will still going to live in the while white house harry truman lived in blair house for a while. >> hoover worked in blair house. >> got it. thank you, dan. yes, indeed, super bowl super bowl sunday the big game last night from new orleans in the super so-called su
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